[Springfield, IL]: [George R. Weber, Public Printer], 1847. 15th Assembly, 1st Session. Broadside [21 cm x 14 cm] printed on one side in black ink. Near fine. Item #8644
A brief report for the Illinois Legislature on those seeking expenses due to the 'Hancock difficulties' of 1846. It states that due to the "advanced stage" of the legislative session, there is not ample time to investigate the claims of money owed and destroyed property, and for the time the "agents for said claimants have leave to withdraw their accounts at pleasure." The briefness of this item, as well as, its matter-of-fact style, masks the horrors of the events that it eludes to: the Martyrdom and the forced exile of the Mormons from Nauvoo. Flake/Draper 4189. We locate four institutional holdings. Rare.